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Big-game researcher Woody Myers gave his best shot

Nobody – no hunter, no poacher – has shot more moose in Washington than Woody Myers. His weapon was a rifle. His aim: usually to save the animal’s life rather …


East Idaho town allows young moose to stay for winter

Idaho wildlife officials have decided to allow a young moose to live in a small community near the Idaho/Utah border in hopes of helping it survive winter.


Moscow police to residents: Stop reporting moose sightings

Police in the northern Idaho city of Moscow are telling residents to stop calling to report moose sightings. The agency in a statement Wednesday says it has been receiving many …


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 31, 2017, 6:07 p.m.

Moose rescued after fall into Idaho basement

Authorities say a female moose is safe after she fell through an unlatched window into the basement of an Idaho home.


2 moose population studies moving forward

Two moose surveillance projects are moving forward in Wyoming as populations face struggles like drought and predators.


Outpeople: Moose researcher loves thrill of the chase

James Goerz has his eye on moose in northeastern Washington. The University of Montana graduate student is among a small staff in the field every week monitoring moose that were …


UPDATED: Tue., June 28, 2016, 5:15 p.m.

Crowds around moose likely panicked the animal, resulting in injury, officials say

A moose that wandered into a North Spokane neighborhood and was apparently hit by a car will have to be euthanized, wildlife officials say.


Reader photo: Twin peeks

Hey baby: Newborn moose calves get some mom time in Ferry County last week before she puts them “to bed” and moves off to feed. Deer, elk and moose moms …


Karelian bear dogs condition wildlife, bag poachers while charming public

Barking at bears, romping through the forest, sniffing for poaching evidence, getting petted by a child and maybe cooling off with a swim in the Pend Oreille River…. It’s all …


Out & about: Ghostly gray moose bugged by ticks

The so-called “ghost” moose wandering around the area are likely infested with ticks.


Gardening with Pat Munts: Defend plants from deer, moose and rodents

While no fence or spray known to man is going to keep a hungry moose from trashing your trees, you can keep the deer, gophers, squirrels and mice from taking …


Reader photo: Moose enjoys afternoon snack

A bull moose feeds among mountain ash near Sacheen Lake.


Out & About: Chronic Wasting Disease’s gradual spread worries wildlife biologists

OUTLOOK – As Chronic Wasting Disease, a fatal and contagious disease that can spread slowly among a deer or elk herd, is discovered in more whitetails in Missouri, wildlife biologists …


Out & About: Wild & Scenic Rivers film fest benefits Spokane Riverkeeper

OUTSCREEN – The nationally touring Wild & Scenic Film Festival is coming to Spokane this week with versions of 12 environmental films in a benefit for the Spokane Riverkeeper. The …


Landers: Moose issues spur tough decisions for wildlife officials

To euthanize or tranquilize? That is the question state wildlife officials must ask as a last resort when moose become a high-risk threat to humans. Spokane officers have had to …


Wild moose chase: Researchers tracking 25 collared moose in NE Washington

James Goerz was so close he could hear her chewing as she browsed. It seemed impossible that he couldn’t put his eyes on the moose, the largest member of the …


Landers: Hunter honored to name wolf pack

Bob Jensen is a big-game hunter, one of the three Washington wildlife watchers featured in a Sunday Outdoors story who found a new Washington wolf pack and earned the prize …


Celebrate CdA celebs Mudgy and Millie

Fans of Mudgy the moose and Millie the mouse are invited to their birthday party this weekend at the Coeur d’Alene library. While no one knows exactly how old the …


North Idaho poachers taking heavy toll on game

LEWISTON, Idaho — Poachers are likely killing far more game animals than wolves are, state wildlife officials in North Idaho say.


Ghost-like moose proof that ticks suck

The graying look of moose you might see in the field this spring isn’t the result of old age. It’s likely the work of blood-sucking ticks.


Clark: Drivers share close encounters with wildlife

The other day, I told you about my nightmarish collision with a big female moose that galloped in front of our new pickup truck on a recent Friday night a …


Doug Clark: Shaken, unscathed after moose mishap

Luck, a wise soul once observed, is the residue of good design. In which case I’d like to thank the Toyota Corp., its American and Canadian auto parts manufacturers, its …


Mischievous moose pair removed from Indian Trail area

Two moose that had checked out a school playground in the Indian Trail neighborhood were tranquilized and removed Monday by state wildlife officers, but not before the 900-pound bull knocked …


Lovestruck moose plows through fence before being tranquilized

Two moose that had checked out a school playground in the Indian Trail neighborhood were tranquilized and removed Monday by state wildlife officers, but not before the 900-pound bull knocked …


Landers: Big-game research a big game of pain

Although not in the job description for a wildlife biologist, it helps if you can take a punch. Woody Myers, a Washington Fish and Wildlife Department big-game researcher, has handled …


Landers: Big-game research a big game of pain

Although not in the job description for a wildlife biologist, it helps if you can take a punch.


Moose killed after being injured in accident

A moose was killed by law enforcement officers after being severely injured in a collision with a car early Tuesday morning near the Spokane Valley Mall.


Field reports: Requirements enacted for fishing guides

FISHING – Washington sport-fishing guides will have to meet basic requirements for first aid training, boat and business licensing and insurance under a law that takes effect July 28. Gov. …


Landers: WFWD needs public’s help

“Wolves are the most challenging wildlife issue on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s plate this year, bar none,” says Nate Pamplin, assistant director. “And we don’t want to be …


Landers: WFWD needs public’s help

“Wolves are the most challenging wildlife issue on the Washington Fish and Wildlife Department’s plate this year, bar none,” says Nate Pamplin, assistant director. “And we don’t want to be …